15 May 2013

Boys Golf: No home course advantage

Darby Grengs low Tiger round of the day
The Tigers hosted the third of five Missota Conference meets Tuesday at Fountain Valley Golf Club but couldn't take advantage of their familiarity with the home course, finishing sixth in the eight-team field.

"We played so-so today," coach Jon Holmes said. "We'll need to bounce back in the next two meets to regain the fifth spot for the season."

Garrett Heidelberger had the best round of the day for Farmington, finishing at 81. Erik Holmstrom, Jake Jensen and Grant Hauswirth tied at two shots back with rounds of 83. Jake Trippel shot 86 and Nate Anderson 91.

Darby Grengs of the Tiger junior varsity made the biggest splash of the day, firing a five-over par 77.

"That was our lowest score of the day," Holmes said, "and would have put him in the top eight of all of the varsity players."

The Tigers tuned up for Tuesday's meet with a trip to Southview Golf Club to take part on a unique format where the golfers played in two-man teams. They finished seventh in a 17-team field.

 Garret Heidelberger shot 81 (photo by Terry Holmes)
"The boys had fun with the format," Holmes said. "It was a nice change, especially since we have been playing so many meets in so few days. It gave them the competitiveness aspect mixed in with the excitement of strategizing."

The team of Hauswirth/Anderson posted the low Farmington score of 78. The duo of Jensen/Grengs finished at 79 and the tandem of Holmstrom and Trippel shot 81.

Wednesday makes it three meets in three days for the Tigers when they go to Stonebrooke Golf Club for the next Missota Conference meet.